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Gale, Ron. (2003). People Swimming near Sea Birds on Michaelmas Cay, Part of the Great Barrier Reef, 1987, Collection reference: 7435 Ron and Ngaire Gale Collection.

Queensland stories

Uncover stories from across the State and through time.

 Bundaberg Rum Distillery 5 January 2014

Iconic Queensland businesses and celebrated leaders recognised for their contribution to the state’s development and economy since separation.

Young child listening to a radio 1920-1930

Subscribe and listen to our Dangerous Women podcast revealing how five Queensland women have influenced history during their lifetime with determination and strength of character.  

Dislodged house washed onto Queen Street by floodwaters in Bundaberg Queensland 2013

Browse the sets of State Library of Queensland images and contribute your stories to the contemporary experiences we showcase. 

People assemble for the Freedom Day Rally 26 January 2014

Freedom takes many forms. Explore what it meant in Queensland, concentrating on people’s lives after the end of the Second World War.

Looking out over a Queensland scene a house in the distance and banana frond waving in the foreground

Connect to the blog stories and research articles highlighting more about Queensland’s interesting past and documented history. 

Family arriving for a backyard picnic

Explore home movies created by amateur film makers keen to document their family’s experiences and events as they happened in decades past. 

An image of 74 Queen Street Goodna added to the Corley calendar and sold to the home owner in 70s

The Frank and Eunice Corley collection of 61,000 digitised house images records the social history of Queensland streets, suburbs and towns during the 70s.

Vessels work of art artists book by Adele Outteridge 2004 Australian Library of Art State Library of Queensland

Explore some of the unique artists’ book collection from the State Library of Queensland exhibited on Google Arts and Culture. 

Researchers Matthew Wengert and Louise Martin-Chew explore an item from the collections of the John Oxley Library

We invite you to listen to the Fellows talking about their research projects, uncovering more about Queensland history.  

Illustrated front cover from The Queenslander June 12 1930

Browse the unique collection of coloured pages featured in the weekly supplement by year, subject or artist.

Jumping for joy Bulimba Queensland 1918

Discover more about Queensland through the images shared on Flickr Commons, the curated sets bringing the past into focus.

Railway Station Estate Cleveland showing a plan of allotments to be sold 9th September 1889

Explore early real estate maps featuring suburban expansion and settlement in S-E Queensland.